Archive for November 8th, 2013

American Public Radio: Bronies Are "an Economic Nightmare at the Worst Time."

(Image: Derp-Am t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)We bronies have been gradually building up our resources and mobilizing discreetly. We wanted to get a bit further along in the master plan before revealing our true i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/American-Public-Radio-Bronies-Are-an-Economic-Nightmare-at-the-Worst-Time/

The Hunger Games Recreated with Cats and Cardboard

[http://youtu.be/Sae5vDckU0A] (YouTube link)When cats remake a movie, you can bet it's a condensed version, especially when the sets are limited by the number of cardboard boxes you can find. I haven't seen the movie, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/The-Hunger-Games-Recreated-with-Cats-and-Cardboard/

Mixed Martial Arts for Kids

(Photo: Sebastian Montalvo)Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a rapidly growing sport in the United States. And it’s not just for adults. More than 3 million kids as young as 5 years old have participated, too. The kids e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Mixed-Martial-Arts-for-Kids/

Why Do I Study Physics?

[https://vimeo.com/64951553] (vimeo link)Chinese artist Xiangjun Shi majored in both physics and animation at two different colleges at the same time. That's a real load of learning, especially in a foreign country. From...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Why-Do-I-Study-Physics/

Snake Massage

Would you enjoy the sensation of snakes crawling all over your body? Then get thee to Jakarta, where professional masseurs at the Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa will lay pythons on you. The AFP reports*/strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Snake-Massage-3/

Penguin Popper

Penguin Popper The holidays are almost here. Tis the season to relieve stress by propelling soft foam balls at people you love, or don't love, with the Penguin Popper from the NeatoShop. This great little toy shoots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Penguin-Popper-2/

Welcome to Mukluk Land

We've shown you some really creepy abandoned theme parks, but here's a theme park that's as creepy as any of them, and it's open for business every summer! Mukluk Land is three miles outside of the small town of Tok, Ala...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Welcome-to-Mukluk-Land/

The Average Length of Dissertations across Fields

How long is a doctoral dissertation? Too long—but some more than others.Marcus W. Beck, a doctoral student in conservation biology at the University of Minnesota, decided to find out. No, he didn’t write a di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/The-Average-Length-of-Dissertations-across-Fields/

The Google Doodle Today Is Totally Obscene

I am disgusted by the pornographic pictures in today's Google Doodle.— JerryThomas (@JerryThomas) November 8, 2013 Jerry Thomas is right! Why would Google publish outright pornography on its front page?! Just look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/The-Google-Doodle-Today-Is-Totally-Obscene/

How to Quit Your Job

[http://youtu.be/yYvqZjWuls4] (YouTube link)If you're going to quit your coffee shop job to start your own business, you may as well provide the customers some entertainment as you go! The bosses can't even be mad at thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/How-to-Quit-Your-Job/

Network Notes

"Needs to feel a little more multi-cam. These jokes are too witty, too good." - FOX— Network Notes (@TvNetworkNotes) October 7, 2013 Upon revealing a 7-foot tall woman with green skin, claws, and a giant domed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Network-Notes/

Procrastinate!

Procrastinate by Bamboota Exterminate nakedness and satiate your need for cool T-shirt with this cool T-shirt design by Bamboota. But whatever you do, don't, y'know, procrastinate! Check out Bambo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Procrastinate/

2013 Dance Your Ph.D. Finalists Announced

[https://vimeo.com/77304026] (vimeo link)Twelve finalists in the annual Dance Your Phd Contest have been selected from 31 entries. The contest is a way for PhD candidates to find a different perspective on their research...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/2013-Dance-Your-PhD-Finalists-Announced/

Bruce Campbell's Soup

Did you hear that they're making Army of Darkness 2? Well, maybe. Bruce Campbell himself told the world that he'd be coming back as the one-armed evil fightin' Ash Williams. Groovy! Or maybe not,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Bruce-Campbells-Soup/

5 Geniuses Who Renounced Their Work

It’s tough being brilliant. It’s even tougher when you hate your own masterpieces.1. Tony Kaye: The Forgotten History of American History XBefore director Tony Kaye embarked on his first fea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/5-Geniuses-Who-Renounced-Their-Work/

Can You Go in THESE Bathrooms?

You go, I go, we all go the bathroom, but can you do your business in THESE bathrooms? Can you go if it feels like other people can look into the bathroom? Or that you're suspended in the air 15 stories...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Can-You-Go-in-THESE-Bathrooms/

Plaid Skirt Apron

Plaid Skirt Apron (sold individually)Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Dress up your kitchen attire with the fashionable Plaid Skirt Apron from the NeatoShop. This great apron features a black bow in the front, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Plaid-Skirt-Apron-3/

Walk Him Home

Cake Wrecks has a post with a half-dozen cakes on which something is misspelled, and it makes the entire message mean something completely different. If you think for a while, you'll figure out what this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Walk-Him-Home/

Cat and Electrical Plug

[http://youtu.be/uwjbvBwuIWE] (YouTube link)They say that cats can squeeze through any space that they can get their head through. Unfortunately, Tama cannot get her head through the small crack in the doorway -and she r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Cat-and-Electrical-Plug/

Eggs Cheesaddict Anyone?

How do you improve on the amazing, rich flavor of a heavenly eggs Benedict? Switch out that boring old English muffin for a grilled cheese sandwich. Or at least that's how Nick from Dude Foods does it and I like his line...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Eggs-Cheesaddict-Anyone/

Tiger Cub Swimming Test

Two rare Sumatran tiger cubs were born at the National Zoo in Washington on August 5th. Since then, the male cub Bandar and his sister Sukacita have been in seclusion with their mother. The cubs are now old enough to go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Tiger-Cub-Swimming-Test/

Can You Hear Me Now?

Totally justified. And double the penalty on the second offense! Chris Hallbeck of Maximumble expresses the sentiments of so many of us to people who use cell phones loudly in quiet places.webcomic, Maxi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Can-You-Hear-Me-Now/

Hart Island, New York's Mass Burial Ground

In its past, Hart Island in New York City has been a Civil War prison camp, a mental asylum, a workhouse for the poor, and even a missile base. But it's most prominent -and current- function is as potter's field, where t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Hart-Island-New-Yorks-Mass-Burial-Ground/

15 Animals That Love Flowers

What's better than a photo of cute critters? How about cute critters and flowers? This collection of cute images from Pet's Lady is worth bookmarking whether you want to have a quick set of pictures sure to put a smile o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/15-Animals-That-Love-Flowers/

Knife-throwing Video Debunked

[http://youtu.be/W8sGTh7ZpoY] (YouTube link)Last month, we showed you the knife-throwing video from The Tumba Ping Pong Show. Most Neatorama readers concluded it was fake, and they were right. Captain Disillusion returns...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Knife-throwing-Video-Debunked/

15 Fantastically Fun Thor-Inspired Crafts

Thor is arguably one of the most manly Avengers, so it seemed all to appropriate to celebrate the release of the new Thor movie with a roundup of something decidedly less manly –crafts. Here are some of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/15-Fantastically-Fun-Thor-Inspired-Crafts/

The Bear & The Hare

[http://youtu.be/XqWig2WARb0] (YouTube link)The John Lewis Christmas ad for 2013 is an animated story about woodland creatures celebrating the holiday. The bear is in danger of missing Christmas altogether again this yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/The-Bear-The-Hare/

Measuring Wine Glass

 Measuring Wine Glass (sold individually)Are you in charge of the holiday feast this year? Make cooking a little more fun with the cheeky Measuring Wine Glass from the NeatoShop. This 12 oz. wine glass features meas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Measuring-Wine-Glass/

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

(Photo: Half Full Glass now on sale at the NeatoShop)Does it pay off to always look on the bright side of life? Does positive thinking actually make you more successful? Psychologists Julie Norem and Nancy Cantor classed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/The-Positive-Power-of-Negative-Thinking/

Wristify Heating and Cooling Bracelet

My house has a problem. The thermostat is in the dining room, adjacent to the new stairwell we built. Heat from the dining room is sucked upstairs, causing the thermostat to send out more heat. Meanwhile, the master bedr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/08/Wristify-Heating-and-Cooling-Bracelet/










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